Funky Divas and Dudes was so excited to provide the entertainment for Lyra’s 5th birthday. This kid’s rock-star party was right up her ally.
This girl is a true diva! Her disco ball top and tiered tutu skirt matched our awesome Barbie character that everyone loved! Twenty-five boys and girls attended the rockin’ awesome Los Angeles birthday party. We decorated the party with rock-star lounge decor and brought plenty of clothes and accessories for the kids to get into rock-star fashion. Mom did a great job with the table decor! We kicked off the event with some glitter cheek art and hair color as her guests arrived. What fun!
Happy Birthday to the Sweet Diva
Everyone had a chance to walk the red carpet and have their picture taken in front of the step and repeat like a true rock star. Lyra’s rock-star party included dance games, prizes and lots of her favorite songs were flowing as DeeJay Kelly kept the tunes coming. All the kids learned and performed a personalized dance routine complete with bandanas, to Sia’s ‘Cheap Thrills’. Then they put on a fashion show with Lyra and Barbie.
Lunch was served by the food truck Fries and More, which included Nutella covered fries! Can you say yum?! The awesome pictures of the birthday diva were captured by the incredibly talented Alexander Photography. To close out her big day, we played a few rounds of Rockstar freeze dance where everyone left with a prize; maracas, tinsel wands, disco ball necklaces, and glitter microphones. What a great way to spend the day!
It was Charlie’s 9th birthday, and she wanted to have a fun and memorable party with her girls! Charlie is a sweet girl with a little bit of a sassy side, so we decided on spending the day making a music video to Sia’s “Cheap Thrills”! She and her 4 best friends had a blast, and we were so excited to watch the final product!
Charlie’s Coldwater Canyon In-Home Party
Charlie’s birthday party was held at her family’s amazing home up Coldwater Canyon. It might have been a rare rainy day in LA, but it was the perfect setting for spending the day filming! We started by setting up Charlie’s room as Girls Only HQ to keep her younger brother and his friends from shooting us with laser guns. The girls loved spending the day away from the boys and focusing on girly things! Then we got decked out in rock star gear provided by us (skirts, shirts, sequin hats, netted gloves, leg warmers, scarves, and necklaces). Charlie and her friends looked super cute after they found the perfect outfits and accessories! Then we got camera-ready with makeup and hair color! They loved this, and it was so fun watching the girls have a blast while getting pampered.
One of our instructors did personalized choreography and another was director of photography. The girls learned some specific choreography and then we all got creative and came up with fun ideas for filming! There was a fashion show, some hula hooping, lots of attitude and laughs. We also used fun props (provided by us) like inflatable guitars, a boom box, and tinsel wands. All the girls got a glitter microphone to keep! Charlie will get an edited copy of her music video to share with her friends and watch over and over! Happy birthday to this sweet girl!
Eve’s “Sand & Snow” themed 5th birthday party was an absolute blast. Princesses Elsa and Ariel were there to dance and play games with everyone, which was obviously a big hit with the birthday girl! The party took place in Princess Eve’s Palace at Joslyn Park in Santa Monica. It was a beautiful sunny day, perfect for a party with everyone’s favorite Little Mermaid and Frozen princesses. Funky Divas & Dudes loves dressing up as the birthday honoree’s favorite characters, in this case, Ariel.
A Picture Perfect PartyThe party decor was perfect and the silver streamers made for the picture perfect backdrop. There were even photo booth props for everyone to use! Elsa did special snowflake cheek art and Ariel handed out princess tiaras and bandanas to the party goers. Everyone wore their tiaras and bandanas for their dance routine performance to Katy Perry’s “Firework”.We played some fun dance games with our parachute and ball and one lucky party goer went home with a Frozen puzzle, the prize in our “Pass the Present” game. But don’t worry, nobody leaves empty handed. The party concluded with a fun game of Rockstar Freeze Dance where everyone left a winner. Prizes included maracas, glitter microphones, tinsel wands and disco ball necklaces. No party would be complete without acknowledging the birthday princess. This rockin’ awesome party came to a close with a special rendition of “Happy Birthday” to Princess Eve. What a blast!
Are you looking for some fun in the sun for your rockin’ kids over spring break? We have the answer! Come join the Funky Divas & Dudes for Spring Break Camp at Joslyn Park in Santa Monica.
Join the Fun!
We’re offering 2 weeks of camp, March 26th- 30th and April 2nd- 6th, 9am to 3pm. Boys and girls ages 4-10 come join us as we rock out to your favorite songs, dress up for our daily themes and make new friends. We have a great time at our performing arts camp with our active kids by dancing, art & crafts, creating a music video, games and so much more! We bring rockstar costumes as well as fairytale theatre costumes to amp up the dress up fun. At our dance camp your kids enjoy learning learning new dance moves and rockin’ out!
Funky Divas & Dudes encourages your kids to be creative, get active and have fun. Everyone stays busy during the day using their imagination, creating and bringing their visions to life. Your child’s music video, along with lots of pictures of their Rockstar Camp fun will be emailed to you at the conclusion of camp. There is no better way to spend the day than Funky Divas & Dudes Spring Break Camp.
Ready to join in on the fun? Register here!
Funky Divas & Dudes had such a great time being a part of this fun cheerleader birthday party for sweet Imogene. It was an intimate party, with five of Imogene’s closest friends there to celebrate their best friend turning ten. Of course, Imogene was the star of the show. She loved the camera and the camera loved her!
Preparing the Rockstar Models
We started the kids birthday party off with hair and makeup, which the girls absolutely loved. These divas had to be camera ready for their debut in their very own music video. We provided the Rockstar clothes and accessories which included sparkle hats, gloves, skirts, sunglasses and netted gloves. It was so much fun to see the way each girl personalized her own rockstar outfit.
Imogene’s Perfect Day
To prepare for their big event, the day included a fabulous director of photography and a Funky Divas Choreographer. The girls were the perfect models, super energetic and excited for their celeb treatment. They couldn’t wait to get to filming! They practiced and prepared a routine to the birthday girl’s song of choice, the Felix Jaehn Remix of Cheerleader by OMI. The video was filmed on a beautiful Los Angeles day at the home of the star, birthday girl Imogene, at her gorgeous Pacific Palisades home.
It was the perfect day to be outside with friends and family. This was such an awesome and creative way to celebrate Imogene’s birthday and I’m sure it’ll be a memory these girls will never forget.
- What a beautiful time of year it is! The weather is starting to warm up, and wildlife outside is blooming. There is nothing better than going to a Carnival in this beautiful season. The Santa Monica Synagogue and Temple Beth Shir Shalom are having a community Purim Carnival on Sunday March 4th from 11am to 3pm. The carnival will take place on 18th Street, between Broadway and Santa Monica Blvd.
The Purim CarnivalThey close the street and have a variety of food trucks, games, activities and prizes. It will be the perfect occasion for families with little ones, or for just anyone who is looking to have a fun time!Funky Divas & Dudes is a sponsor for this wonderful Santa Monica community event, and we will have a booth with funky hair color and glitter cheek art. These activities are always a hit for kids of all ages. Who doesn’t want funky hair and glitter face paint?! Not only will we have the booth, but at 12:30 we will get a group of kids together to teach and perform a dance routine on stage. Come join us and be a Rockstar!
Giving Back to the CommunityAt Funky Divas & Dudes, we try to give back as much as we can. We will be donating an Auction Gift Certificate for a Funky Divas & Dudes Performing Arts Spring break or Summer camp. We will also be donating an Auction Gift Certificate for a Funky Divas & Dudes Popstar Birthday Party! Our goal is to make children in our community feel loved, confident, and appreciated! We will also be giving away a Funky Divas Rock Tank and a Funky Dudes T-shirt.The Purim Carnival is a great way to celebrate the Santa Monica community. What a fun weekend event for the whole family! Stop by our fun funky booth and say, “hi”!
- Meet Sanaya and Shrey, a brother and sister who just recently had a joint birthday party to celebrate such a fun and exciting time in their lives! These two are close in age (7 and 9 years old), and it was so sweet to see them spend such a beautiful day together!
Sanaya and Shrey’s Descendants Themed Birthday BashTheir special day took place at Joslyn Park in Santa Monica, and they had quite the turnout! Forty girls and boys attended, leaving the birthday boy and girl feeling a lot of love at their party. Sanaya and Shrey absolutely love Disney’s The Descendants, and there was no better theme to fit their big day than just that! Funky Divas & Dudes provided the entertainment for the party. Our instructors were dressed like Mal and Jay from The Descendants 2 movie, and they stayed in character the entire whole time.The party began with Descendant themed glitter cheek art (snake, heart, skull & crossbones, crown) and purple, blue, and white hair color (Descendants colors). This was the perfect activity to kick off the party as guests arrived. Sanaya and Shrey’s mom was so sweet, and decorated the room with lots of Descendants movie posters. Not to mention, The Descendant’s movie soundtracks played while we did cheek art, colored their hair, and played dance games.
Dancing the Day AwayOne of my favorite events was when we taught the kids a personalized dance routine to “You and Me” from Descendant’s 2 and performed it with cool bandanas (purple, blue, white and black to of course stay with the theme). The kids performed the dance routine for parents, we introduced the kids as students from Auradon Prep doing a routine for the Royal Cotillion, just like the movie.The party ended with a lot of fun, as well a few awesome party favors for each child to go home with. We played dance games with giveaways such as sunglasses, maracas, tinsel wands, and disco ball necklaces. Sanaya and Shrey’s mom also gave away fun notebooks and pencils personalized with each guest name on them.It’s safe to say that Sanaya and Shrey’s birthday party was an absolute success. Happy birthday to these two Rockstars!
We were so excited to celebrate Sophie’s second birthday with her and twenty of her little friends! The event transformed this family’s Los Angeles home into a Disney inspired party for the afternoon!
Sophie’s Magical Trip on her Disney Adventure
Growing up in the Los Angeles area of southern California, every little girl loves Minnie and all things Disneyland. For this sweet little girl, the room was decorated in pink and gold, and the table centerpieces were generous bouquets of pink roses. A magical trip to Disneyland need only be a few sweet steps away from the comfort of their home!
Sophie’s mom, Erica Tucker of Sweet E’s Bake Shop, provided gold mouse ears for all of the young guests, and we drew little mouse faces on each one as they arrived. How fun!
Showing Off their New-Found Skills
For the occasion, the Funky Divas & Dudes staff provided every aspect of the entertainment. To stay with the theme, our instructors wore pink Minnie Mouse outfits and sweet Minnie ears. We center our themed parties around teaching the children a dance routine from start to finish, and then have them show off their newly found skills and amazing personalities for family and friends. This always goes off without a hitch. For this party, we danced to “Shake It Off” complete with pink pom-pom props! The kids had an amazing time and it was so much fun to see them laugh and smile!
Fun and Games Galore
The afternoon was rounded out as Funky Divas & Dudes led the children in many other preschool dance games, including parachute, Beanie Baby boogie, and plenty of fun popping bubbles! As the party started to wind down, we ended with a round of freeze dance (a crowd favorite).
All the children left with lots of fun memories as well as prizes such as glitter microphones, maracas, tinsel wands, disco ball necklaces. And, let’s not forget those spectacular gold mouse ears which are sure to come in handy during their next visit to the Happiest Place on Earth!
Funky Divas & Dudes had an amazing time providing this Los Angeles Kids Birthday Entertainment for Liam and Kaila’s big day. These adorable twins, who were celebrating their 6th birthday party, held their Spanish themed party at their home in Westchester.
Kaila and Liam’s Spanish Fiesta
Thirty girls and boys came to dress up and party as Flamenco dancers and bull fighters. Of course, Funky Divas and Dudes was prepared and excited to help everyone get into character. As the guests arrived, everyone was painted up with Spanish glitter cheek art, adorned with flowers, hearts, and stars. Red and yellow hair color was also enjoyed by all, bringing the spirit of Spain to everyone. Even our instructors joined in the fun, dressing for the theme as a Flamenco dancer and Matador.
Dances, Games and Bounce House Fun
Mom provided themed props for the kids- flower hair clips for the girls and red matador capes for the boys. Mom and dad also rented a mechanical bull bounce house, which was so much fun! We did a conga line straight through it and the kids clearly thought this was an awesome idea. As part of this Los Angeles kid’s party, our instructors taught a personalized Flamenco dance to the kids, to “Salsa de Noche”, by the Gypsy Kings, which included some fun maraca shaking. In full character, the party animals performed the routine for their parents as well as put on a Spanish fashion show for everyone to show off their fans and capes.
Everyone rocked their moment on the runway. We wrapped things up with some fun Spanish dance games with awesome giveaways including glitter microphones, maracas, tinsel wands and disco ball necklaces for the guests to keep. We had a great time bringing Liam and Kaila’s dreams of a Spanish themed birthday to life!
As we celebrate the 16th anniversary of Funky Divas & Dudes we are proud to announce we were recently featured in an article in VoyageLA.com which you can read here.
We started our company as a little side job. More or less, as an opportunity to make some money while perusing our dance and acting careers. We quickly realized that our little side job was really where our passion truly lay. We started to realize that our little once a week, after school, enrichment dance class that started with a couple schools had the potential to impact so many more kids.
A Fresh Approach
We started to put everything into Funky Divas & Dudes. We now have three parts to our business:
- After School Enrichment Dance Classes
- Children’s Party Entertainment
- Performing Arts and Dance Camps
We have a highly qualified staff that have backgrounds in dance and performance themselves, which we train and teach our curriculum. This ensures that no matter where a child attends a class, the quality and experience are the same. Our dance classes and kid’s birthday parties are offered all across Los Angeles County. We offer extensive summer performing arts camps in Los Angeles and Santa Monica, as well as spring and winter camps.
We continue to run and manage all aspects of the business, as well as teach classes and perform at parties. Our goal has always been and continues to be for kids to learn dance in a “fun” way while keeping kids active and helping them build their self esteem. We are thrilled with the growth of Funky Divas & Dudes over the last 16 years and cannot wait to see where the next 16 leads!